VP advance to playoffs and see off Cloud9 in Krakow

Virtus.pro have made it to the playoffs at the PGL Major Krakow 2017 after beating Cloud9 16-10 on Train to send the North Americans packing.

Virtus.pro and Cloud9 squared off on Train to advance to the playoffs or go home. Paweł "byali" Bieliński & Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski started Virtus.pro's T-side campaign with a 2vs4 win in the pistol round. After losing two eco rounds, Cloud9 won the first weapon round with Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert's triple kill as they trailed 1-3.

Cloud9 then tied the game at 3-3 but Virtus.pro took back the lead on the B-site where Filip "NEO" Kubski got an entry kill. Cloud9 reset the economy of the Poles by winning the following the round and went on to take the lead against a force buy (5-4). Virtus.pro ended the first half by winning four rounds in a row to have a tight lead (8-7).

pashaBiceps had a big impact with the AWP

The Polish squad were able to retake the B-site in the second half pistol round to extend their lead to 9-7. Cloud9 ecoed once and lost the round but their early buy in the third round was successful as Mike "shroud" Grzesiek clutched a 1vs2 (10-8).

Virtus.pro responded with a 2vs3 retake on the B-site, making it 11-8. Virtus.pro stood strong on the CT-side and won the match 16-10 to advance to the playoffs. Cloud9 have been eliminated.

Matchpage
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 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 20 - 15 +5 82.8 1.23
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 16 - 15 +1 75.1 1.21
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 21 - 15 +6 77.8 1.20
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 17 - 15 +2 87.5 1.20
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 21 - 18 +3 64.2 1.19
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 19 - 20 -1 94.7 1.06
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 18 - 19 -1 71.3 0.98
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 16 - 21 -5 69.2 0.87
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 14 - 18 -4 49.5 0.81
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 11 - 17 -6 47.5 0.75

Here is how the Swiss stage currently looks with only one game to go:

Qualified
Kazakhstan Gambit Germany BIG
Denmark Astralis Denmark North 
Brazil SK Sweden fnatic
Poland Virtus.pro  
2-2
Brazil Immortals CIS FlipSid3
Eliminated
Russia Vega Squadron Europe FaZe
Europe mousesports Europe PENTA
CIS Natus Vincere France G2
United States Cloud9  
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
NA SCENE LUL
2017-07-19 23:19
#9
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World asbi 
ez 4 VP
2017-07-19 23:20
VIRTUS.PLOW
2017-07-19 23:20
NOW VIRTUS.PLOW STARTS
2017-07-19 23:21
JP2GMD
2017-07-19 23:21
#29
allu | 
United States muffinner 
rip c9, they got unlucky. if they went against flipside or immortals they wouldve won
2017-07-19 23:20
#80
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Poland Kuszotke 
Yeah. They need to face shit teams to be able to compete.
2017-07-19 23:27
#84
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Croatia gruber013 
LUL +1
2017-07-19 23:28
#85
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Netherlands Lurox 
shit teams? LoL
2017-07-19 23:29
Better than faze. lUl
2017-07-20 06:55
#173
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Brazil MiBrS2 
IMT played much better than C9 this tournament
2017-07-20 07:53
0 NA teams in playoffs as it should be. Next step: 0 NA teams in the Major itself.
2017-07-19 23:20
Lul kid from country who has no pros.
2017-07-19 23:31
but he does have gang albanii and popek monster
2017-07-19 23:49
+1 for the popek reference. I almost forgot that guy existed
2017-07-20 09:57
#129
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United States Tater_Hater 
First people complain that teams like PENTA and Vega get through the qualifier and now people complain that C9 got through the qualifier and ALMOST made it to the playoff. But if most people didn't want PENTA and Vega in because they are, as some people refer to them, "Tier 3" teams then who would you rather have over them. EnVyUs or SpaceSoliders or NiP or Heroic to name a few.
2017-07-19 23:48
Don't mind me, I'm just following the trend here!
2017-07-19 23:50
#134
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United States Tater_Hater 
So you're a mindless follower just waiting for the next meme to come out.
2017-07-19 23:52
You're making me feel uncomfortable right now, go away stranger!
2017-07-19 23:54
#139
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United States Tater_Hater 
bye, I won't even bother offering you any of my sweet, delicious candy!
2017-07-19 23:55
My mom told me to stay away from strangers and not to fall for their tricks, so bye!
2017-07-19 23:56
#145
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United States Tater_Hater 
Okay, I'm just going to go eat my candy all alone, more for me.
2017-07-19 23:57
I knew it was a trick, cuz if Americans shared their sweets, then 60% wouldn't be obese there. [*] Long life BYE
2017-07-19 23:59
#150
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United States Tater_Hater 
Your logic is incorrect. If american's shared then the amount that I shared I would also get in return. Hence, I would end up with equal or more. Additionally, there wouldn't be hundreds of homeless people walking the streets in my town of only 30,000.
2017-07-20 00:03
#52
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Denmark niko8809 
VP is such a weird team. How do they crash out of groups multiple events in a row and then magically show up because it's the major
2017-07-19 23:21
#91
byali | 
Poland MBQ 
Just as you said, it's vp magic
2017-07-19 23:30
#95
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Denmark niko8809 
Who needs NiP magic when you can have VP magic?
2017-07-19 23:31
Magic.exe
2017-07-19 23:38
#108
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Brazil stingers 
so far it was easy, they didn't play against great teams. let's see now hehe
2017-07-19 23:36
yes You right but BO3 its a diferent story i think
2017-07-19 23:41
I think it's because of how serious they take the training.
2017-07-19 23:41
I am sure there were people in your class, who would just show up in exams. Its called temperament!
2017-07-20 00:27
Not so magically, I would say barely
2017-07-20 05:52
#181
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Germany r4jzN 
the major is in poland and that's like a huge motivation for them, especially for Snax, because he is from Krakow
2017-07-20 10:54
I think that c9 should have picked other map vs vp and its sad they didnt qualify again but im glad vp won
2017-07-19 23:39
#2
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Poland Aloes 
ez
2017-07-19 23:19
#3
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Europe uppermost 
PAPA HAVE MY BABY<3
2017-07-19 23:19
gg vp
2017-07-19 23:19
#6
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Other VladimirLucas 
FINALLY...the curse is broken
2017-07-19 23:20
#115
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Czech Republic KLothbrok 
+1
2017-07-19 23:38
What? its not a curse, just VP is a NA killer ;)
2017-07-19 23:46
What are u talking about ska still hasn't gotten out of groups at a major
2017-07-20 00:47
#7
coldzera | 
Brazil stazz 
deserved!
2017-07-19 23:20
#8
BnTeT | 
Indonesia BabyREKT 
top 10 coment
2017-07-19 23:20
WP
2017-07-19 23:20
#11
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Finland RamboAAA 
YESSSS<3
2017-07-19 23:20
#12
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Belgium i_am_alexa 
<3<3<3<3<3
2017-07-19 23:20
#13
AM | 
Brazil YARRAKTARES 
ez
2017-07-19 23:20
#14
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Russia superknyaz 
gg vp
2017-07-19 23:20
#15
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Czech Republic KLothbrok 
Told ya
2017-07-19 23:20
EZ
2017-07-19 23:20
nice :))
2017-07-19 23:20
NA CS :(
2017-07-19 23:20
YES <3
2017-07-19 23:20
#20
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
yeet
2017-07-19 23:20
#21
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Poland Bart002 
lets go vp
2017-07-19 23:20
#22
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Russia AR4ER 
GG VP~!
2017-07-19 23:20
gg wp vp
2017-07-19 23:20
#25
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United States VerySmartGuy 
:( hope to see vp take it in their land
2017-07-19 23:20
EZ FOR PAPITO
2017-07-19 23:20
na killers did not disappoint
2017-07-19 23:20
#183
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Germany r4jzN 
they are NA killers in BO3's
2017-07-20 10:56
#28
Snax | 
Slovenia BlaaaZ3 
wohooo
2017-07-19 23:20
#31
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Hungary lemusz 
Lets go VP!
2017-07-19 23:20
yes
2017-07-19 23:20
good effort
2017-07-19 23:20
#34
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Sweden lagcats 
was quite ez for vp imo
2017-07-19 23:20
#157
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Poland kick_michu 
gambit fnatic northn esl coologne finalist ? everybody say VP dont have chance to playoffs and everybody as always was wrong
2017-07-20 00:19
FUCK MY LIFE immortals vs f3 JOKE MATCHUP JUST A JOKE 2 WORST TEAMS FUCKING GAY FUCK VP GOD DAMNIT
2017-07-19 23:22
U say that imt is bad but, u guys have won just once against them
2017-07-19 23:34
You sound like C9 would have an easy time against Immortals if they faced each other. Calm down man, shits happen, there is always a next time.
2017-07-19 23:37
#151
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Yugoslavia Malityc 
Immortals deserved more than c9 bro
2017-07-20 00:04
#184
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Germany r4jzN 
no they don't, but Immortals played better this time
2017-07-20 10:57
#189
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Yugoslavia Malityc 
when immortals don't play better than c9 ?
2017-07-21 02:52
#190
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Germany r4jzN 
thought u mean it bcs of dedication etc
2017-07-21 09:52
Now VP is gonna be a furious bear in the playoffs. They're animals in front of their crowd, and they're back. GGWP. I hope SK win you guys 2-0 in the finals.
2017-07-19 23:21
From a neutral perspective, this is great to see. Atmosphere in the arena should be awesome now
2017-07-19 23:21
#39
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Poland Oleczeq 
Ezzzz
2017-07-19 23:21
#40
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Europe Skraj 
Once again NA fails when it matters, this shows that C9's journey to the grand final of Cologne was just a fluke.
2017-07-19 23:21
Phew
2017-07-19 23:21
#42
LUq | 
Poland dnbk1ng 
YESSSS KURWA! Sad for C9 tho...
2017-07-19 23:21
#43
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Netherlands melajr112 
PAPA BICEPS TOO STRONGGGGG
2017-07-19 23:21
#44
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Brazil say1 
Papa bíceps, polish one man army
2017-07-19 23:21
#45
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Canada gritabit 
WP VP. Good luck next time C9!
2017-07-19 23:21
#46
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Chile furpU 
the swiss format need to improve
2017-07-19 23:21
#47
rain | 
Poland Mrozu08 
Vp like always lucky as fuck ;-;
2017-07-19 23:21
thank mr Snax, cleaning the trash! :D
2017-07-19 23:21
HHAHA NA CS 4Head NA CONTINUE WITHOUT MAJOR GOOD LUCK IN THE QUALIFICATION WITH G2/FAZE/NIP/NAVI/ ETC..
2017-07-19 23:21
#58
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United States destrossive 
MINOR best teams that Major lmao On the papers, for sure.
2017-07-19 23:22
where is your champion NA?all dead with IBP ban?
2017-07-20 08:56
#186
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United States destrossive 
Never, I'm a fan of Cloud9 cuz they're americans, but I love to watch SK raping all the other teams.
2017-07-20 18:27
I'm so glad VP has made it to the playoffs, and although they're unlikely to go further than 1/4, it's still nice to see, I love this team. As for Cloud9, they must be "happy" for Immortals that got a much easier opponent xD May be they should make a n additional group stage for just 6 teams that went 2-2 and let them play each other in bo1s, or Idk, but you know something is wrong when G2 and Cloud9 are out while Immortals are not, you know ;-)
2017-07-19 23:23
There is nothing wrong. Those 2 teams just played like shit. Just look at big, they had very tough opponents but they still went 3-0.
2017-07-19 23:30
1. Struggling FaZe and choking Cloud9 are not tougher than Gambit and fnatic. 2. The only map BUG played was inferno, nobody can be sure they have any other strong map. It's like if NiP played 3 times on cache and won all three, while let's say your Immortals were forced to play against Gambit, fnatic and SK - what will you say then?..
2017-07-19 23:38
SK?
2017-07-19 23:56
inferno?
2017-07-19 23:57
Also IMT played against SK, NaVi and astralis. So yea, they had some shit draws.
2017-07-19 23:59
G2 opponents: Gambit, Cloud9, fnatic IMT opponents: Vega, SK, Flipsid3 Vega and F3 = Gambit, fnatic and C9, right?
2017-07-20 00:23
Bot shrud lmao Na cs xdd Never will be a thing
2017-07-19 23:22
Nice!
2017-07-19 23:22
gg <3
2017-07-19 23:22
#56
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Portugal dracø 
FUCK YEAH!!! I havent been this hyped during a game for quite a while. The legends prevail!!!!!!! Truth be told my faith was broken after the north game. Ty for proving me wrong VP :D
2017-07-19 23:22
#57
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Finland coswell 
Congrats VP, this has to feel good! Krakow + legendary status again!
2017-07-19 23:22
+1 and the legendary status was most important thing for me
2017-07-19 23:54
#59
mir | 
Poland barmon 
Sad for C9, they deserved it
2017-07-19 23:22
#60
Brehze | 
United States CS_Gawd 
SKA :(
2017-07-19 23:22
#61
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
Shroud cant play with i7, he neds i9 Kappa
2017-07-19 23:22
#62
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Norway felt 
So fast, how much time did it take you to write the article, what the fuck?
2017-07-19 23:22
#63
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Spain Alser 
I expected VP to go 0-3 after Cologne. Happy to be proven wrong, wp and excited to hear the crowd
2017-07-19 23:22
#64
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Brazil AfKW 
poor usa CS
2017-07-19 23:23
#65
Uruguay 1Mat 
GG <3
2017-07-19 23:23
Feeling a bit bad for C9 they played solid CS till this game. GG both, i think VP will end in quarters most likely.
2017-07-19 23:23
nice :) now on Arena in front of Polish crowd <3 it will be awasome
2017-07-19 23:23
kick all of c9 except stewie and autimatic plzzzzzzzzzz
2017-07-19 23:24
Finally. I will be in Krakow and cheer for VP. Time to pack my bags. long journey.
2017-07-19 23:24
#71
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
lul VP is actually back, nice
2017-07-19 23:24
#72
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Poland ramones1 
gg VP, but i feel sad for c9, they have potential but never play good ;(
2017-07-19 23:24
#73
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Brazil Nickzim 
And I really thought that Cloud9 would play super well on this major. What a joke. n0thing, shroud and autimatic are the most inconsistent players I ever seen.
2017-07-19 23:25
#122
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Russia trinarr 
what's happened to shroud? :(
2017-07-19 23:40
Autimatic played pretty well this tourney for c9. Shroud s gotta go tho
2017-07-20 05:36
#74
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France cedd 
no NA, no france in playoffs feelsbadman
2017-07-19 23:25
#76
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Gratz VP. Always there when it matters
2017-07-19 23:26
You love flowers? No. PLOW. You love snow ? No. PLOW. PLOW PLOW PLOW Funny as fuck. VP are in the worst form of their life...but im happy that they made it to playoffs....will bevery hard from here on.
2017-07-19 23:26
#106
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Turkey powergs 
+1 Black ddk and his weird topics best (atleast for me :P) and yes VP not playing amazing atm but they can step up.I mean pasha looking good byali is same.If Snax goes beast mode and with crowd experience etc. VP can do still damage
2017-07-19 23:35
#79
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Spain ANUEL_AA 
g2 no in the playoffs feels bad
2017-07-19 23:27
EL PAPITO
2017-07-19 23:27
RIP NA MAJOR =( GG VP <3
2017-07-19 23:28
Great game, everyone knows that VP is a very good team on Train.
2017-07-19 23:28
#86
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Canada Skadiddle 
C9 played like shit. No team cordination just running out one by one losing the aim duel. They deserved to lose gg wp vp
2017-07-19 23:29
#89
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Greece praytoGOD 
VP & Fnatic make the playoffs HYPE!
2017-07-19 23:29
VP to win the whole thing.
2017-07-19 23:29
#98
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Europe JuliusCaesar 
I'm not sure if Virtus.Pro deserve all of those fanboiz but all of those fanboiz deserve VP to play on Krakow Arena. I watched every single major (even 1.6 one's) and Ill always believe in em. Also to all of those hates who say "taz is so bad", just remember that he's playing against best players in the world and doing good. Just play Your LEM MM's and have fun. Peace out.
2017-07-19 23:32
Come on...
2017-07-19 23:34
Sad for C9. I really like them. GG VP, gl in playoffs
2017-07-19 23:35
#110
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India transformer 
GG VP, gl in playoffs
2017-07-19 23:37
I'm glad to know that VP won't win the major :D
2017-07-19 23:39
at least they have 1, na scene 0 major
2017-07-20 04:35
at least VP got katowice 2014 C9 only get,...oh sorry,no c9 in kato14 :) nvm NA still have no Champion,go home faggot :DDDDDD
2017-07-20 08:55
#123
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Finland yoy 
wp, c9 was awful
2017-07-19 23:40
gg VP
2017-07-19 23:42
Wow, I feel happy for VP. Being a fan of these guys since mYm.
2017-07-19 23:44
VP vs SK finals
2017-07-19 23:54
Would be amazing.
2017-07-20 00:08
Day 1-2 Virtus plow : on Day 3-4.5 Virtus plow: take it easy to rest Day 4.9999999999999 Virtus plow: ez katka Day 999 10 majors in pocket ez katka
2017-07-19 23:53
#149
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Germany jonko 
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
2017-07-20 00:02
#153
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Poland kick_michu 
izi legend status
2017-07-20 00:09
The only upset so far is actually FaZe going out 0-3, I dont think anyone ever thought that would happen and I actuallt thought G2 would go to playoffs
2017-07-20 00:11
8x
2017-07-20 00:12
shroud was playing without drivers or without mouse?
2017-07-20 00:24
without brain (like he always does)
2017-07-20 08:22
People need to lurn to respect experience. U just DONT PLAY against VP in live tournaments nuke or train. This guys have a 15 years history dominating this maps!
2017-07-20 00:54
+1
2017-07-20 12:41
#168
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Poland mamba99999 
expected
2017-07-20 01:35
Too ez for pasha, snax and neo! :) Hahahaha!
2017-07-20 08:48
c9 sucks,expected
2017-07-20 08:54
Who's dancing now jordan kek
2017-07-20 10:14
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